There are certain traditions that cross both borders and time. Things that get passed down from grandma to you; things like cherished family recipes and the art of setting a table for a proper dinner.
Chef Giles and Dave Theriault, co-owners of the The Sunday Dinner Company, know about these traditions very well. In fact, they’re Sunday dinner expects who work to make sure you can have a home style Sunday dinner any time and any day of the week.
The SDC is in a cozy converted former Post Office off Jefferson decorated with stained glass signs and paintings by local artists. Every diner starts off with a dinner salad, a platter of cornbread, and a tall glass of sweet tea. After that, your waiter escorts you to the “all-you-care-to-eat” buffet and serves you, well, all you care to eat.
The selection spans from fried chicken and smothered pork chops, to mac and cheese casserole and collard greens. We particularly liked the fried corn and the creamy rice with shrimp. But that was until it was time to choose dessert. As a part of the meal, all diners get either a slice of carrot cake or a dish of peach cobbler.
It’s easy to feel guilty afterwards, but SDC makes it easier not to. Chef Giles and Dave Theriault employ neighborhoods teens, at risk youth, and adults transitioning back into society through their own social program. The workers are trained in every aspect of food service – from preparation to presentation – and are mentored for the food industry. The SDC also partners with Forgotten Harvest to prep its food for those in need. But really, as if you needed a reason to get another helping of mac and cheese.
The Sunday Dinner Company
6740 E. Jefferson
Detroit, MI 48207